Diabetes and Eye Health – Why is good eye health important for diabetics

Maintaining good eye health is especially important for people with Diabetes. But what are the problems that can occur, and what can you do to help prevent them. In this video, Shirley and Mick Mitchell from Sutton Vision and Diabetes UK discuss the various types of eye conditions linked to Diabetes and answer viewers’ questions.

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Contents

00:00 – Start
00:47 – Intro
01:14 – Shirley & Mick Intro
02:01 – Why Eye Health is so important in Diabetics
03:10 – Types of Diabetes
03:45 – 3 Types of Eye Damage due to Diabetes
04:41 – The Importance of good control
05:07 – Diabetic Retinopathy
05:30 – Monacular
05:47 – Sugar Curtain
06:18 – How to maintain eye health
06:31 – Retinal Screening
07:30 – Regular Eye Tests
08:48 – Monitor Blood Sugar
09:46 – Monitoring with Type 2 Diabetes
11:08 – Glucose Meters with Speech – Nexus Voice
12:32 – Monitor Blood Pressure
13:05 – Weight
14:52 – Eating Healthily
20:14 – Diabetics in Hospital
21:58 – Getting Help
24:28 – Question – Expiration of Testing Strips
26:42 – Question – What is Type 2 Diabetes
27:52 – Question -Dehydration and Diabetes
28:44 – Questions – Apps for monitoring blood sugar
30:09 – Metoformin and B12
31:32 – Question – Family risk of Diabetes
33:14 – Question – Testing with Type 2 and non-diabetic eye conditions
34:43 – Question – Monitoring Patches
36:58 – Question – Availability of Accessible materials at awareness courses
42:29 – Question – Pre-Diabetes

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